Lunchtime Learning Labs

September 20, 2017
11:00 AM CDT to 12:00 PM CDT
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Lunchtime Learning Labs

Graphic Design Basics for the A/E/C ProfessionalSMPS Members Only

There’s more than one way to feed your brain. Grab your lunch-or breakfast-and join SMPS on GoToWebinar for Lunchtime Learning Labs.

This FREE educational series features great topics and respected speakers who can help you build skills to work smarter, advance your career, and build your firm’s business.

Offered every other month and providing .5 CEUs, the programs will run between 30 and 45 minutes—just under an hour to fit into your busy schedule.

Are you a CPSM? When you participate in a lab, you will earn continuing education units toward recertification for SMPS’s Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) program.

It’s simple to participate:

  1. Choose any lab-or choose all of them.
  2. Pre-register.
  3. Look for an email with the access code for the program.
  4. Join us on GoToWebinar on the program date.

Labs will be recorded and available in the Lunchtime Learning Labs folder in the Marketing Resource Center on MySMPS after the program.

Graphic Design Basics for the A/E/C Professional

Presented by: Carrie L. Slack, Marketing Manager, K. Norman Berry

Graphic design is not one of the first things you think about if you work in the A/E/C industry, nor is it likely something that you have been trained to do. However, as a marketing professional, we all want the best materials to sell our services, communicate with our clients and win more work. It is often true that graphic design is overlooked in this industry and greatly underutilized. That is not to say it doesn’t have a significant degree of importance though, especially as it applies to client communication. There are many elements of design proven to be beneficial in the A/E/C industry.

In this program, we will discuss:

  • typography,
  • basic page layouts that direct the reader,
  • electronic file types,
  • color theory and
  • profile uses.

We will take a quick look at the Adobe CC program updates, and you will be provided resources for video training and keyboard shortcuts.


About the Instructor

Carrie Slack is a Journalism Graduate with a B.S. in Information Graphics/Mass Communications and a Fine Arts minor from Ball State University. She has developed her marketing and business skills over the course of her 20-year career, working 10 years for A/E firms and 10 years owning her own marketing and graphic design business.

Carrie has a passion for marketing, design, art and photography and brings that to life in her work. Currently, she is a Marketing Manager for K. Norman Berry Associates Architects in Louisville, Kentucky and is a board member of the SMPS Kentucky Chapter.





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